Mike Weeks, CEO/Director
Mr. Weeks has 25 years experience in project management of power generation and petroleum-related industries. Mike spent over 14 years negotiating with foreign governments in developing and implementing natural resource concessions. During that time, Mike was instrumental in implementation of training programs for local labour force development, professional accreditation, and made significant strides in self-sustaining community growth and enhancement in developing countries. He has an engineering background and holds a First Class Power Engineering Certificate. Mike has managed large projects in Canada, Africa and Europe, constructing and managing several large production facilities in North Africa. Mike was, and continues as a founding director of a petroleum training company as well as two financial service companies.
Adrian G. Mann, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.Sc. (Hons), B.Sc. (Spec)(Hons), P. Geol., V. P. Exploration/Director
Dr. Mann has been self-employed as owner of Ruthrie Enterprises Ltd., a private mineral exploration and mine development company in Calgary, Alberta, since October 1989. Dr. Mann was, until September 2010, Vice-President Exploration of Planet Exploration Inc. (PXI:TSX-V), which position he had held since resigning as President of the same company in 2002. He was a director of Copper Fox Metals Corporation (CUU:TSX-V) from 2005 to November 2009, and briefly a director of First Narrows Exploration Inc. (UNO:TSX-V) from October 2007 to July 2008. He obtained a B.Sc. (General Honours) (1965), B.Sc. (Special Geology) (Honours)(1966), and Ph.D. (1972) from the University of London, UK and M.B.A. (1985) from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Dr. Mann was granted the designation P.Geol by APEGGA in 1995. Since graduation, Dr. Mann has worked extensively in both production and exploration geology in much of southern African, South, Central and North America and parts of Asia, including Cambodia, Mongolia and Russia.
Guillermo Salazar, M.A. (Econ. Geol.) – Independent Director
Mr. Salazar is the former President and CEO of Copper Fox Metals Inc. (a publically traded company on the TSX Venture) and a member of the Mexican acquisitions team for Almaden Resources Corporation, also a TSX listed company. Guillermo is the President of G. Salazar & Associates Ltd. In his capacity of Professional Engineer and Geologist, he has evaluated hundreds of mineral exploration projects in North, Central and South America. Guillermo is a registered member of the Association of Professional Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geophysicists and Geoscientists of British Columbia.
Stuart Ross – Independent Director
Mr. Ross is the President and CEO of El Tigre Silver Corp listed on TSX.V (ELS), the President and Director of J&S Ross Consulting Inc. (a private management and consulting company). For the last 25 years, Stuart has assisted public companies listed on the TSX Venture exchange and the NASDAQ exchange. Stuart has held various senior positions including President, CEO, CFO and Executive Vice President within various sectors of industry including, mining, beverage production and distribution, medical services, industrial fabrication and merchant banking. His duties involved directing public transactions including, raising equity funding, arranging debt financings, administrative and financial advisory roles and property acquisitions.
Terry Mereniuk – Independent Director
Mr. Mereniuk has been a Director and CFO of several public and private companies. He has owned and operated his own accounting firm for 9 years. Terry obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (with distinction) - University of Alberta - April 1981. He is a Certified Management Consultant since June 1988 and a Chartered Accountant since December 1983. Terry was director and CFO of Wescorp Energy Inc., an OTC Bulletin Board listed company from 2003 to 2009, and is currently a director of Roadking Travel Centres Inc., a Venture exchange listed company.